Policy and Advocacy Resources
CREATE serves as an independent platform for evidence-based advocacy in TB/HIV, placing a strong emphasis on transforming global policies to improve TB control and integrate TB/HIV clinical practice. The WHO STOP TB Department is a key member of the PAC Core, and CREATE researchers serve on six of the STOP TB TB/HIV core working groups.
Below are Resources in Policy and Advocacy that may be useful for as number of activities.
TB & HIV Advocacy Resources
ACTION (Advocacy to Control Tuberculosis Internationally) Toolkits
This excellent site provides ‘Advocacy 101,’ Media, and Advanced Advocacy toolkits.
Best Practices for Advocacy from ACTION
An excellent resource for activists that want to learn more about the types of TB advocacy campaigns that have been done throughout the world.
Community Involvement in TB Care and Prevention
These guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) provide recommendations on how to involve community in TB programs. Tools for practical application include recommendations for empowering people and communities affected by TB.
Networking for Policy Change: TB/HIV Advocacy Training Manual
This manual is intended for trainers focusing on TB/HIV advocacy and provides them with modules on communication, networking, and policy environments. Exercises on monitoring and evaluating advocacy campaigns are also included.
International Guidelines on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights from ARASA (AIDS & Rights Alliance for Southern Africa)
ARASA's advocate guide on HIV and Human Rights with focus on the Southern Africa region Other training materials are also available.
Presentations from ARASA's Annual Partnership Forum
ARASA held its annual partnership forum in November of 2007. On this website , country-specific presentations are available for the Southern Africa region, and feature current information.
TB-HIV Report: The 1% Scandal – Living with HIV, Dying of TB
In 2008, ACTION, Advocacy to Control TB Internationally, published a report on the extraordinarily low number of people living with HIV who are screening for TB.
Advocacy at TB-HIV.com
This website, the TB Resource Center, features useful links for TB/HIV advocacy.
Treatment Action Group (TAG) 2008 Pipeline Report
A powerful advocacy tool, this report tracks the latest developments in TB drugs, diagnostics, and vaccines during the past year.
TB Policy Documents
CDC Fact Sheets on TB
This website offers excellent fact sheets that cover TB basics, drug-resistant TB, infection control, and other topics.
Global TB Control—Surveillance, Planning, Financing (2008)
This report contains the most up-to-date numbers of the global TB burden, country by country. The report also presents financial and implementation information. You can dowload the report and other documents here: http://stoptb.org/resource_center/documents.asp
HIV Testing for Life…HIV Testing for all Tuberculosis Patients
This document, from Thailand, is designed for health care workers who are interested in taking steps toward ensuring that all TB patients are tested for HIV.
The STOP TB Strategy
Here you can download the full STOP TB strategy, including the six components of the STOP TB strategy and indicators that will be used to monitor success.